What is SAFE Voyage?

SAFE Voyage is a pre-orientation program for students participating in SAFE. If you participate in the SAFE Voyage experience, you check into your residence hall one week before classes begin, learn to navigate UNC Charlotte’s campus, network with students and faculty, and be introduced to the many student organizations and departments. Your participation in SAFE Voyage automatically enrolls you in the SAFE Program. SAFE Voyage participants are matched with upper-class students who serve, not only as a mentor, but as a confidant, and friend. The SAFE Program is one of the best retention tools at UNC Charlotte.

Benefits of SAFE Voyage:

  • Get a head start on your college transition!
  • Network with other students, faculty and staff.
  • Attend workshops geared toward your academic success and personal development
  • Connect with a trained SAFE Counselors who will serve as mentors throughout your first year.
  • Early move-in! Move into your assigned residence hall room before the rush!

The SAFE Program aims to match students with an upperclassmen mentor based on their college and or major.  These are some of the following majors that are represented among this year's staff:

  • Pre-Kinesiology
  • Political Science
  • Business Administration
  • Communication Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Finance
  • Math
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Biology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Pre-Elementary Education
  • University College (Undecided)
  • Public Health
  • Architecture 
  • Business Management 
  • Philosophy
  • Software and Information Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering 

Students majoring or planning to major in Engineering please visit the MAPS website to learn more about mentoring opportunities and additional student support for students in the Lee College of Engineering.

SAFE Voyage 2017 Schedule

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided daily)



3:00pm - 6:00pm     Student Move-In
6:00pm - 7:00pm     Student Check-in/Refreshments
7:00pm - 7:45pm SAFE Parent & Student Welcome
7:45pm - 8:15pm     Student Group Meet Up/Parent Round
8:15pm     Parent Departure
8:30pm - 9:30pm     Student Organization Showcase



9:00am - 9:45am Breakfast
10:00am -11:45am Venture Outdoor Experience (Groups 1-18)
10:00am -11:45am Major Key (Groups 19-26)
10:00am -10:45am   Learning in Style  (Groups 27-36)
11:00am - 11:45am   Major Key (Groups 27-36)
11:00am - 11:45am   Learning in Style (Groups 19-26)
12:00pm - 1:00pm     Lunch
1:15pm - 2:00pm  Venture Outdoor Experience (Groups 19-36)
1:15pm - 2:00pm  Major Key (Groups 1-9)
1:15pm - 2:00pm  Learning in Style (Groups 10-18)
2:15pm - 3:00pm     Major Key (Groups 10-18)
2:15pm - 3:00pm     Learning in Style (Groups 1-9)
3:15pm - 5:00pm     Break/Personal Time
5:00pm - 7:00pm     SAFE Dinner
9:00pm - 12:00am     SAFE Movie Night


9:00am - 9:45am Breakfast (Wear SAFE T-Shirt)
10:00am -11:15am Tell Me Where To Go! (Class Tour)
11:30am - 11:45am     Picture at "Norm The Niner Statue'
12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:30pm        Greek Life on Campus
2:45pm - 4:00pm        "Catch the CAB" (Build-A-Bear w/ CAB)
4:00pm - 5:00pm        Break/Personal Time
5:00pm - 7:00pm        Dinner/Talent Show



9:00am - 9:45am Breakfast
10:00am - 10:45am     MAS and You (Men's)
10:00am -10:45am     "Ctrl" (Women's Panel)
11:00am - 11:45am     MAS & You (Women)
11:00am - 11:45am     "More Life" (Men's Panel)
12:00pm - 1:00pm      Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm      Taking Care of Business
5:00pm - 5:45pm        Dinner
6:00pm - 8:00pm Women Vs. Men Panel





9:00am - 9:45am Breakfast
10:00am - 10:45am Operation Sandwich
11:00am - 11:30am Student Assistance and Support Services
11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm     Money, Money, Money! (Career Center)
2:30pm - 4:30pm     Mentor vs. Mentee Basketball Game
5:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm - 11:00pm     CAB Union Takeover/SAFE Party


8:00am - 11:00pm     WOW CAB Block Party




12:00pm - 2:00pm     Freshmen Convocation